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Syrian Arab Republic - Constitution

Adopted on: 13 March 1973

Article 3 [Islam] 

(1) The religion of the President of the Republic has to be Islam. 
(2) Islamic jurisprudence is a main source of legislation.
Article 35 [Religion] 
(1) The freedom of faith is guaranteed. The state respects all religions. 
(2) The state guarantees the freedom to hold any religious rites, provided they do not disturb the public order.
Note: Further information on the constitutional background of Syria is provided by the International Constitutional Law Project at the University of Wuerzburg. 
 


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